Some things, some words, some concepts are truths that weather the passages of eons and epochs.
The national budget must be balanced. The public debt must be reduced; the arrogance of the authorities must be moderated and controlled. Payments to foreign governments must be reduced, if the nation doesn’t want to go bankrupt. People must again learn to work, instead of living on public assistance.
(106 BC – 43 BC), 55 BC
Marcus Tullius Cicero is generally perceived by historians to be one of the most versatile minds of ancient Rome. He introduced the Romans to the chief schools of Greek philosophy and created a Latin philosophical vocabulary, distinguishing himself as a linguist, translator, and philosopher. An impressive orator and successful lawyer, Cicero probably thought his political career his most important achievement.
Millennia later Cicicero’s words of wisdom are still true. We in America should heed them.